In memory of
It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Richard Sarradet . Richard was born on May 16, 1946 in New Orleans. On the morning of January 1, 2021, he left this physical world but remains alive in the hearts of all who loved him. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Atal (Gus) Sarradet, Olga (Robert) Sarradet and by his older sister, Lucille (Sarradet) Duplantis (Ronald). He is survived by his loving wife Gloria (Phillips) Sarradet, D.C, of Topanga Canyon, CA, and their children, Matthew and Nicole. He is also survived by his siblings Robert (Bob) Sarradet (Carolyn), Linda (Sarradet) Marino (Philip) and Gerard (Jerry) Sarradet (Gayle), and 15 loving nieces and nephews. Richard was a 1964 graduate of De La Salle High School. After a year in college in N.M, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and qualified for Officer Candidate School where he achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. His love of acting began in the Army while stationed at Ft. Collins in Colorado Springs. Upon discharge, he moved to California in 1970 where he had success as a television actor in many TV series, in the original version of the WWII movie Midway and in the very first Bud Light television commercial. His acting career spanned over 3 decades. Richard's respect for education led him to achieve certification to teach Special Education in Los Angeles. While there he created a Drama department at Westview High School. He retired from teaching in 2015. One of his greatest passions was his interest in UFO's and the extraterrestrial. He was an avid reader and researcher and is considered by many as one of the most knowledgeable experts in this field. For many years, he co-hosted a weekly radio show on the subject. Richard was a larger than life personality and was loved by all. Even though he lived in Los Angeles for the majority of his adult life, his love for his hometown never faded. His family anxiously looked forward to their annual visits, which frequently coincided with the annual Sarradet family camping trip to Percy Quinn State Park in MS. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date at which time his remains will be interred in the family tomb in St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans.
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